Swire Bulk is committed to having a positive impact on the communities and the environment that we impact. We will help create a resilient environment that provides for our future by pursuing a long-term goal of decarbonisation, optimising energy efficiency and protecting biodiversity.
SailGreener is a programme through which Swire Bulk offers our customers an opportunity to offset the carbon footprint of their shipment(s) by contributing to projects that reduce or prevent carbon emissions as well as deliver economic, community, and social benefits. This will result in a carbon-neutral shipment.
All carbon credits will be purchased in partnership with Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener programme.
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To offset the emissions of your voyages, please contact your Chartering Manager or SailGreener@swirebulk.com.
Terms and Conditions apply.
Carbon offsetting is a way to reduce your carbon footprint by allowing for compensation of emissions associated with your shipment, through the purchase of carbon credits in the voluntary emissions markets. All the projects we offer are certified under the Gold Standard to ensure that they are verifiable, credible and make a difference to local communities and the environment.
Cathay Pacific and Swire Bulk do not profit from the transaction.
For the most updated information, please refer to Cathay Pacific’s Fly Greener programme.
The rural areas of Sichuan Province are one of the most under-developed regions in China. Improving the quality of rural homes, this project distributes small-scale biogas plants that enable low-income householders to convert animal waste into a clean energy source and high-quality organic fertiliser. The plants digest manure and recover methane by-products (i.e. biogas) through the process of anaerobic digestion, saving households’ money on fuels and fertiliser.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 800,000 tonnes per year, the project improves air quality and sanitation for rural communities. Prior to such installations, household members used solid fuels like coal for energy needs, while animal waste is typically disposed into surrounding water bodies or drainage systems in the local villages.
About half of the population in rural China still relies on fossil fuels for cooking and heating. The extensive use of coal, combined with poor stove design and low-quality manufacturing, has exposed rural communities to multiple environmental hazards such as air pollution.
Making use of ample sunshine in Henan Province, this project involves the distribution of 50,000 solar-powered cookstoves to the underprivileged across eight towns. These solar cookers displace traditional inefficient coal-fired stoves to heat up, cook or pasteurise food and drinks, significantly reducing fuel consumption and bringing health and financial benefits.
An estimated 240 million people in India are without electricity. Those who are connected rely primarily on fossil fuel-based electricity for water heating, which can be harmful to both the environment and personal health. Against this backdrop, solar water heaters aim to provide households, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as institutions, with an in-house hot water supply fuelled by renewable energy. Through replacing carbon-intensive electricity grid with solar energy, this project is estimated to reduce approximately 120,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. With all solar products manufactured domestically in Bangalore, plenty of employment opportunities are created for local residents. The project also facilitates the installation of new energy infrastructure and scales up its application within the country.
Less than 20% of the 35 million Bangladeshi households have access to clean cooking. Traditionally, they cook on “three-stone” open fires which release smoke and harmful pollutants. These lead to nearly 50,000 premature deaths a year and cause millions to suffer from respiratory tract infections. The Bondhu Chula, or the “friendly stove”, is designed to ensure more efficient and cleaner home cooking. Fuel consumption can be reduced by approximately 50%, leaving families with more disposable incomes and better health. This project also promotes job opportunities by working with over 5,000 local entrepreneurs for stove production, distribution and after-sales services.
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